1960’s Scalloped Girl’s Jacket

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This is a project I’ve been working on for a loooong time.  I could have easily finished it a while ago, but I ran out of red thread for the second buttonhole and just never got back to it.  Funny how something so small and easy to remedy can bring a project to a halt like that.

Anywho, I made this jacket for the daughter of a friend of mine.  This little girl is so darn cute, and I had this urge to make her something adorable to wear.  I’d been wanting to try out this particular jacket pattern for awhile, and just happened to have it in the right size.

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The fabric (outer, inner yoke and lining) is all vintage fabric that I have found here and there on my thrifting adventures.  The buttons are also vintage, and you will notice that they do not match exactly.  I think they look cute though!

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For some reason I had a difficult time with the first buttonhole (on the left), but the second one I made turned out beautifully.  Go figure.  With buttonholes it seems like there is always at least one that turns out funky no matter how careful you are.  Anyone else have that problem? 😉

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Perhaps I can persuade the new owner of this little jacket to send us a lovely photo of her wearing it!

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As you have noticed, I have not been posting very much at all lately.  We have been super busy around here getting ready to move.  Thankfully we have already sold our house (yay!) (that was quick!)–that was the biggest concern we had, as we are moving out of the states for a couple years and didn’t want to still have a mortgage over here.  God has blessed us with a smooth path so far!  We move at the end of July.  It’s crazy, super crazy.  But we are so excited!

So I will most likely put all blogging on hold until we are set up in our new living quarters.  We are moving to a country that is very big into sewing and has a ton of great resources, so that should be fun! 

The kiddos are getting so big.  River is already 6 weeks old.  That went by WAY too fast.

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Lil’ Chunker.

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And my lil’ helper. 😉

Well, I’d better start folding laundry before lil’ chunker wakes up and wants more food.

Until next time,

Bessie

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